Friday, September 26, 2008

That's Not Lipstick, That's Blood

I can't remember who said it first, but you cannot deny the truth of it.

How do I tell if something is right or wrong?

Well, if looking at it makes me need to puke, then that's probably wrong.

The Federal Aerial Hunting Act was passed in 1971. It "banned" the practice that Sarah Palin ravenously promotes. Bring me the foreleg of John the Baptist.

I grew up believing that this "sport" was an atrocity of the past, like the buffalo genocide or chattel slavery. Unfortunately, the Act left a loophole that even a rich man or a camel could pass through ungreased -- taking pot shots from airplanes would be okay for the "protection of wildlife." The Bush administration has been uninterested in enforcing the Federal Law in Alaska. There is no science to support the wolf massacre as "protecting" wildlife.

And let me be perfectly clear: This is not hunting.

See what Defenders of Wildlife has to say about the sincerity of Palin's wolf pogrom.

Against their will, wolves have always served as symbols, stand-ins for parts of ourselves. Whether we wish to nurture and release our deepest atavisms, or murder them in their beds, wolves are forced to represent them.

What is Sarah Palin trying to kill here? What darkness is exorcised by the bloody foreleg of an innocent animal?

At the polls in November, remember: When someone shows you who he is, believe him.

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